Thursday, October 01, 2009

Mixed Bag

After a week filled with doctors and dentists appointments and grad school, it was nice to finally rejoin the XC team this week. Practice was a bit later today, affording me the chance to get in a little over five miles before helping time their workouts.

I took a long loop to the park that was a little over four miles and ran that in the heelless shoes. While waiting for them to arrive, I took off the shoes and ran a little over a mile barefoot before they got there. Afterwards, shoes back on and ran back to the school.

Nice, chilly weather out there. I was dressed fine for running, but while helping time the workouts, it was clear I was under-dressed. Leaves are really colorful now. I love this time of year!

Ran 6.1 miles total.
4.2 miles @ 7:55/mile pace in heelless shoes. AHR/MHR - 150/164
1.1 miles @ 9:12/mile pace barefoot. AHR/MHR - 142/153
.8 miles @ 8:33/mile pace in heelless shoes. AHR/MHR - 142/150

Paved roads (shoes), grassy fields (barefoot)
Slightly hilly.
Mid 50s, mostly cloudy.
Asics GT-2120 (heelless), barefeet, shorts, long sleeved shirt.


Claude Diamond-Lease Purchase Real Estate said...

What brand of heel less shoes do you use ?

Jamie said...

I made them out of old shoes. Just cut the heels off with a serrated kitchen knife or a hacksaw. No more heel striking.

Claude Diamond J.D. said...

Genius :-)

Better than spending another $100.00 for shoes that that cause injury